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2020 Poetry Challenge

The challenge - a poem about Shul matters, any style, any number of lines, just for fun!

Entries to be sent to the synagogue office.

 

Message For Our Time - Sally Wexler

"Party in the park?  Sunning on the beach?
Here is a warning we all should teach:
The pandemic's hitting its second wave,
It's really not clever to try to be brave.

Don't take risks!  Don't be a fool!
All you might want's at our Reform Shul:
Services, singing and talks from the heart;
Music and laughter; fun facts to impart.

So sit yourself down and switch on to Zoom,
And enjoy it in safety in your living-room.

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Thank you - Anneliese Bender

Dear Rabbis Paul, Celia and Cantor Sarah too
I am writing this little note to you
You try to keep us cheerful and bright
But the light at end of the tunnel is not yet in sight

We appreciate the on-line services you organise so well
Yet a real live communal service would excel
So please pray for the return to the normal
And for the blessing of good health of us all

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What's shul all about? - John Tilsiter

A rabbi who suffered with gout.
When asked what shul was about
In a written reply
Said " My colleague and I
Are doing our best to find out".

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Services Ready to Start Again - John Tilsiter

Radlett Reform was now ready to go
But needed a front lady to show
The in-route to be taken
So folks weren't mistaken
Her job title was "One Way Flo"!

Lockdown - Barry Hyman

JEWS IN LOCKDOWN PLUTZ

STUCK AT HOME AND NOT AT SHUL

FRESSING CRISPS AND NUTS.

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Services in Lockdown- Barry Hyman 

THE OVERWORKED TRIO OF CLERGY
EE – THEY CONSTANTLY PRESS US AND URGE
US TO GET ON ZOOM NOW
TO DAVEN, AND HOW,
AS THEY SING TO US SWEETLY, NO DIRGE!

THERE ARE LOTS OF LAI LAIS AND GUITAR,
WHICH HELP WHEN YOU PRAY FROM AFAR.
PLUS THE ODD HALLELU,
YA-BA-BAIS OLD AND NEW,
WHICH REBBE WILL GET THE GOLD STAR?

THERE AR MITZVAHS GALORE, BAR AND BAT
GOING ON WHILE THE SHUL REMAINS SHUT.
YOU CAN SEE WE CAN TELL
THAT THE GRANDPARENTS KVELL
JOINING IN FROM THEIR POSH ROOM OR HUT

IT WOULD BE OH SO NICE NONETHELESS
TO BE BACK IN OUR SHUL, I CONFESS.
IT’S EASY AT HOME
BUT WE’RE DYING TO ROAM
BACK TO RADLETT, WITH KIDDUSH, AND FRESS!

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, 26 September 2020 8 Tishrei 5781